Whenever any spell with the listed subtype is cast anywhere within the area of the Elemental Lord's divine presence, it is instantly aware of the spell and can take control of the magic as he wishes. It can counter the spell, transfer it to another target or area, or turn it back on its caster. This ability also functions against elemental spell-like abilities employed by other creatures, elementals or otherwise, with the sole exception of those used by creatures with more Hit Dice than the Elemental Lord.
An Elemental Lord can similarly control the abilities of magic items that employ spells or spelllike abilities of the listed subtype, with the sole exception of those imbued within major artifacts. If a magic item that employs the listed subtype (other than a major artifact) enters the Elemental Lord's divine presence, it is immediately aware of the item and can cancel, alter or take control of the item's effects at its option.
Was this article helpful?